I would never have dreamed that huge numbers of people would propagate an obvious malapropism. But search Twitter, or use any regular search engine like Google, for “hate hippocrates”, and step back in amazement.
The moral is to see a doctor when you have pain in the gut, not to consult a linguist.
This the one book on American English that every English speaker – American, British, Australian, or wherever – should read.
The computing sense of crash lacks onomatopœa, is gross hyperbole, and is far too widely encompassing to be meaningful.
This is a book to dip into only if you have good self-control: one word will lead to another, until you have visited each of the 500 or so.
We who forge words into documents lack anything as powerful as Illustrator or Photoshop are to graphics.
Semantic primes represent “the complete inventory of simple universal concepts that are embedded in the lexicons of all (or most) human languages.” Do they suffice?
The relationship between language and thought has exercised many great minds. Is Goddard and Wierzbicka’s attempt any advance?
I am currently planning the following major articles and series for the coming three months: Macs and Technology […]
Words have recently caused many casualties. Whether they were in emails exchanged with the Murdochs and read to […]